Sea ViewsFrom President and COO, Adam Goldstein

Sea Views Blog with Adam Goldstein

Improving Our Ships to Help the Environment

A lot of great things happen in this business and we often have cause to celebrate. We had good cause in mid-July when we announced the Royal Caribbean International 2008 Environmental Ship of the Year. The announcement came in the form of a conference call to the fleet. It’s a curious experience to be the one who says “may I have the envelope please” to Jamie Sweeting, our VP, Environmental Stewardship.

The really amazing thing is how the ships year after year continue to find new and innovative ways to take care of the environment. Their dedication to do continuous improvement is inspiring.

The winning ship for 2008 is Liberty of the Seas. The selection panel, a group of environmental experts from outside the company, noted a wide variety of initiatives that distinguished Liberty of the Seas last year. A few examples:

- implementation of a new waste handling system that has nearly eliminated cutlery from the throwaway bins, reducing potential damage to the vacuum system components

- creation of a video for guests on energy savings

- low usage of water throughout the year and development of a water awareness training and educational program for the crew

- recycling of wine corks which are landed to a company that produces building materials from recycled products. The corks are recycled into tiles for floors and walls

- installation of a wind turbine to power a television inside of Adventure Ocean

In addition to all of the above, Liberty of the Seas performed exceptionally well throughout the year on the rigorous audits that all our ships undergo.

Congratulations to Liberty of the Seas as well as the runner up Independence of the Seas and third place winner Jewel of the Seas.

4 responses to:
“Improving Our Ships to Help the Environment”

  1. H. Steele

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LIBERTY OF THE SEAS!!!!
    What great news… and well deserved! We have been fortunate to cruise on the Liberty several times and have noted many times how conscientious the Officer Staff and crew are in their many duties, including taking care of “our” environment. Thank you Liberty and RCCL for being a “good citizen” on planet earth.

  2. linda a

    Thank you for keeping us informed on the progress of things on RCCL. But what about answering the concerns posted relating to your other blog’s? Under Crown & Anchor there are 115 posting from your LOYAL CRUISERS that have gone unanswered. They are what made this company what it is. Dont they deserve a response from you?

  3. katy

    If you really want to improve the environment – please do not allow smoking on the balconies of the ship. People throw their nasty butts (into the water) – not too mention the nasty second hand smoke. Smoking is bad for your health and bad for the health of non smokers. Also when you say that your rooms are no smoking – that should cover the whole room including the balcony. If smokers want to ruin their health then they should be put into a coral and the can blow smoke on each other.

  4. tom young

    I am glad to see your doing the best you can for the enviroment. Keep up the good work.
    In the casino I see from room for inprovement. The paper is a ideal method of controlling germs but it is probably expensive to make all slots paper receipt friendly. I suggest however the use of plastic buckets rather than paper. The paper buckets get dingy quicker and can’t be cleaned. Plastic could be washed every night and at least sterilized. Just a thought

    Tom Young

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Close

Connect With us

Tab indicator
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@philippa_1990 We wish you were still here with us too! Where to next?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@Anthony_Griffo We would appreciate any additional feedback you could provide us at http://t.co/FofFvQcNmk. Thank you.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@Anthony_Griffo Congratulations on the nuptials!. We apologize for any disappointment.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
Photo thanks to guest miguelsalaspr.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
Soak it all in.

CocoCay view captured by dresanchez.
Sightsee from your deck chair.

#royalwow views captured by guest poordany on Instagram.
Vacation over too quickly? Sail back to back on Oasis of the Seas this fall and experience Europe like never before.
http://bit.ly/1lRMvKl
Some of our favorite guest photos from Labadee. http://bit.ly/1iKMoVI
We had an amazing time showcasing Quantum Dining in Aspen. Thank you to our friends at +FOOD & WINE http://bit.ly/QuantumDining
Go behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite onboard shows. http://bit.ly/1m0EMOv
In case you missed it, watch our Quantum Entertainment Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth here: Live Google+ Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth and Nick Weir
All-new shows and a Broadway favorite - Quantum of the Seas will have it all. Explore the world-class entertainment onboard: http://bit.ly/QOTSEnt
Don't miss out - join our Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth at 4:00pm EST for a special #QuantumOfTheSeas Entertainment announcement, live from the +Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/KChenEntHangout
Questions about Quantum Entertainment? We’ve got you covered. Join Kristin Chenoweth on 6/11 at 4pm EST for a Hangout live from Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/1oDtVKX

JavaScript and Flash are required to view video content. View the playlist on YouTube.

  • Ice skating rink on Ice skating rink on Adventure of the Seas. 15 hours + 6 minutes ago
  • Ocean views from Adv Ocean views from Adventure of the Seas. 16 hours + 24 minutes ago
  • Adventure of the Sea Adventure of the Seas. 16 hours + 24 minutes ago
  • Even more fun on the Even more fun on the horizon. Explorer of the Seas. 16 hours + 24 minutes ago
  • Rope swing into the Rope swing into the ocean. 1 day + 16 hours ago
  • Walk through a tunne Walk through a tunnel of flowers. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan. 1 day + 16 hours ago
  • Soak in the Pamukkal Soak in the Pamukkale thermal pools. #turkey 1 day + 16 hours ago
  • Swim in Jellyfish La Swim in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, where the jellyfish no longer have their sting. 1 day + 16 hours ago
  • Horses on the beach Horses on the beach in Barbados. 2 days + 13 hours ago
  • Every day should be Every day should be a beach day. St. Thomas. 2 days + 13 hours ago
  • Above and beyond.
  • Wait until you see the underwater views. #GreatBarrierReef
  • Well hello there, paradise.
  • Kissing the Caribbean goodbye for now. Click the link in our bio to watch the season finale of our @AwesomenessTV travel show with @yomuscleboii.
  • Even more fun on the horizon.
  • Soak it all in. #cococay
  • Colorful CocoCay.
  • Sail above the rest.
  • Nothing says vacation like sunsets at sea. #royalwow
  • Our favorite place to chill out. #alaska
Why the Royal Caribbean Brand Continues to Evolve

Monday, July 28, 2014 10:02 AM

By Vicki Freed, SVP of Sales and Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International I asked some of the Royal Caribbean International senior leadership to write a guest blog about the state of... Continue Here to Read More…

My New Responsibilities

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:37 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. When I took on my new responsibilities a few months ago, I thought it would be very interesting to become a provider of shared... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean at the Food & Wine Classic

Monday, July 21, 2014 11:52 AM

By Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International I recently returned from Aspen, Colorado where Royal Caribbean International was the official cruise... Continue Here to Read More…

Have You Cruised on 30 Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:07 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Less than four months to Quantum of the Seas! As one of my law professors like to say, the “relentless march of the... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean Expands Cruise Vacation Offerings in Asia

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:30 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. My latest travels brought me back to Asia the week of June 16 – 20.  As always, the pace and energy of the region are... Continue Here to Read More…

Personal Plans for the Second Half of 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:51 AM

Blog by Adam A quick update on my other doings as the “empty nest” approaches even faster than the delivery of Quantum of the Seas. Our family continues our involvement with many aspects of... Continue Here to Read More…

How Entertainment on Quantum & Anthem Will Transcend Anything You've Seen on Land or Sea

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:22 PM

Blog by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International Hello, everyone.  Last week I had the pleasure of being in Las Vegas where we announced the amazing... Continue Here to Read More…

Catching the Travel Bug: My Explorations through SEED

Friday, June 20, 2014 11:18 AM

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s community support efforts often focus on education and social services for underserved youth. Over the years I have written from time to time about my long term... Continue Here to Read More…

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Entertainment on Quantum of the Seas

Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:05 PM

Blog entry by Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway, film, and television actress. She is also the official Quantum Experience Advisor for Entertainment and... Continue Here to Read More…

How to Take Advantage of Opportunities Across the Globe

Monday, June 9, 2014 11:27 AM

It seems fitting to write this from a shipyard in Germany, because what I wish I had known when I was 22 was how global and networked my business and my life would become. When I was 22, the only... Continue Here to Read More…